here are the photos!
hi all! plastics have arrived from bikepartsyam and i fitted them on the bike! i made a video here https://youtu.be/zvogjRmsp4U where you can have a look. i had to use the old decals of the left side, the mask and the front fender, fortunately they are still quite good apart from the fender's one. later i'll post also some photos!
hi guys, for the moment i abandoned the idea of the bigger fuel tank cause observing some images the tenere's one is really too different...
yesterday i broke my front fender in offroad, i was already thinking of changing all the front plastics (mask, fender and side covers) because ,apart from the right cover that i replaced recently, they all have lost their original colour so time has come to replace all. i definitely want to keep all the parts original. on this site https://www.bike-parts-yam.it/yamaha-motocicli/125-MOTO/2005/DTRE/DT125RE/1890 (sorry i found the everts parts only in italian but it's not difficult to understand) i found all the parts but especially the fender is really expensive so do you know other sites where to buy these plastics maybe cheaper? about the mask's and fender's stickers it says "contact us" so i guess they are not avaiable anymore, if i decide to go for this site i'll contact them and ask. thanks
@Nottsbiker i have just checked out on the acerbis site and seems like the only yamaha tank with a real improvement from mine is a 25 liters for wrf 250/450: http://www.acerbis.it/motorsport/en/product/plastics/fuel-tanks/oversized-fuel-tanks-/yamaha/0008595#a_page
but looking on the net i thing the rubber attachment is different (there is only one longitudinally to the bike instead of two perpendicularly), but i'm not really sure. for the moment i'm waiting for an answer of particular photos of the tank from the ad's owner of the tenere.
thanks for everybody's replies! comparing the two frames (dtre: https://www.bike-parts-yam.it/yamaha-motocicli/125-MOTO/2005/DTRE/DT125RE/TELAIO/8_825-825/B16/0/1890 ,dt lc (and also tenere): https://www.bike-parts-yam.de/yamaha-motorrad/125-MOTO/1987/DTLC/DT125LC/RAHMEN/7_687-687/B17/0/21841 ) i think the rear attachment of the tank is the same or can be easily modified by a bracket, but on the front i can't understand how the lc's tank attaches the frame, on my bike there also is the electronic control unit under the tank and it takes quite a lot of space.
For the moment i think i'll ask to the ad's owner if he can take a few photos under the tank so i can see better how it's made
Hi guys, I have a 2006 dt re and I always had the dream to convert it in something like a rally bike (i’m planning in the next years a long distance trip with my father, probably in Morocco, he has a r80 g/s 1985), for the moment I just like the idea to have a big tank that could last a lot of Kilometers. I found this ad here in Italy ( https://www.kijiji.it/annunci/ricambi-moto/cuneo-annunci-cuneo/yamaha-dt-125-tenere-chesterfield-scout/127172751 ) where it says the tank costs 100 € and it is a bit rusty on the outside, this doesn’t matter to me cause i would repaint it. Does anyone knows if the attachments On the frame are the same of my dt re, if yes I probably have to change also the seat ( the seat’s frame it’s on sale for 15 €) and to cover it with also new foam? If the attachments are the same I also have to consider that the expansion chamber goes on the opposite side of mine and I think also the radiator’s position is different. Thank you if someone knows something about the dt tenere and its frame
i use the washers which are basically the same thing as the adjusters but more unconfortable to set, they do stiffer the suspension but especially on the enduro model (which i have) it's probably better to go with stiffer springs because you are not going to lose stroke. however for the gravel roads i do and a bit of enduro which is far from extreme i haven't got any problem, never went to the stroke end (i'm 65 kg, 143 pounds)
i use some washers for a total of about 1.5cm (0,6 inches). there are also the caps with adjustable preload out there https://www.ebay.it/itm/Preload-Fork-Cap-For-Yamaha-DT125-2004-2005-2006-41mm-Adjustable-Fork-Bolts/264595320406?hash=item3d9b1c2e56:g:R08AAOSw-E5djuOy
if you find a solution about the bigger tank i'd be interested in that too. if you keep the aftermarket chamber and put the stock silencer back you can probably keep the jetting near to stock and have a good compromise between power and consumption. i'd also keep in mind that the original dt forks are more easily repairable than the modern inverted ones. keep up the good job!